Today, in the bittersweet parting of ways with my college age daughter, I found profound perspective. I know the feeling of longing to have one more long walk, one more hug, one more shared couch with her head on my shoulder. Separation is an ache that reminds me of the relationship’s tender value.Read more "For the Love of My Daughter – What separation teaches me about love."
Instead of “What is happening to my life?” and thinking on the things that I have suffered, I began to feel the Lord open my heart to the things that I actually have not lost. Here before me are beautiful children. We lost a close family friend, some have lost a child, others a parent. But still, in the words of a beautiful woman who lost a nephew, “We need to celebrate the living. That is where we focus.”Read more "Celebrating the Holidays in Times of Loss"
I just recently read a very sad blog about a dysfunctional church that encouraged very abusive behavior under the guise of “holiness”. You don’t have to look far to find news articles on people in the house of God who do things that seem like things that God would not approve of. In fact, it […]Read more "Answering Abuse and Sin in the Church"
During the holidays, some of our fondest memories are meals with friends and family around tables laden with tender savory meats, hot creamy mashed potatoes and steaming side dishes. Beautiful, bright vegetables add color to the warmly decorated table. Special dishes come out, along with the candles, lace, nice silver and linen napkins, freshly pressed […]Read more "There’s More Than Enough At God’s Table For You"
Click HERE to download recipes from Week 2 of Cooking From ScratchRead more "Cooking Guide for Cooking From Scratch Week 2 Downloads"
This summer, I inadvertently have been getting in shape. Somewhere along the line, I decided to take a walk this summer with my daughter before she went on a nannying trip with family friends to the Caribbean. Walking at the local arboretum full of lush, natural landscaping, rolling hills, abundant wildlife and old brick structures […]Read more "A Home for God"
The world is full of spiritual confusion. Everything feels complicated. Voices call from every direction saying, “This is the way”, “No! This is the way!” “Every way is right, as long as you feel it is!” This confusion leads to resignation that the world we once knew that was so much simpler and logical is […]Read more "God’s Ordinary People, Filled with Power!"